UPSC Prelims 2016 Answer Key and UPSC Prelims Cut Off 2016 has been prepared by the team NeoStencil in collaboration with top Institutes of IAS Coaching in Delhi. The UPSC Prelims Exam 2016 was conducted on 7th August 2016 at 72 examination centers across the country. NeoStencil is first to launch the UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2016 with explanations right after the exam to ease down the anxiousness of the candidates worried about their scores. UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2016 not only includes answers for both Paper 1 and CSAT but also the complete questions paper with detailed explanations and sources. The prelims answer key helps ups determine UPSC Prelims Cut Off 2016 based on a large number of students and experienced teachers from Delhi’s top IAS coaching institutes.
UPSC Prelims Cut Off 2016 shall be decided by merit based on paper 1 and paper 2 of prelims exam. Both the papers carry 200 marks each (total 400 marks). Candidates who had appeared for the UPSC Prelims Exam 2016 can check the UPSC Prelims 2016 Answer Key and assess their chances of writing mains exam. Only a candidate who qualifies in both papers will be eligible to appear for the UPSC mains exam on December 3, 2016.
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cutoff for prelims belonging to PH1 category
I see major disputes in atleast 3 questions in which neo has weak argument.
Paper 1 67-69 PWD Ortho . Any chances of clearing prelims please?
Hello sir,m getting around 105 general,,,is there any chance to clear it,,,
Hello sir plz help me…i m getting 92+ in sc catrgory …i m still very bothered about what next..
Getting around 107 – 112 for various keys.. OBC category.. let me know the possibilities.,
I’m getting 107 – 112 for various answer keys… OBC category. Please let me know the possibilities??? Too confusing state., Should i start preparing for mains?
Hello Sir, I know that this is futile to ask but the uncertainity is really killing me mentally. I am a Gen Cat candidate scoring 110-114. Please advise if I really have any hope left. Thanks.
Respected sir….I m getting 97.33 ( Paper 1) , Can I? ? ( ST candidate )…thanking u.
Dear Kalpesh, you hold a good chance to clear the exam. All the best!
101 obc whats my chance for mains sir…confused I m
Hi Sayantan, we can understand your situation and how it can be difficult to plan your next steps at this time. You are within our range of expected cutoff so there is a chance that you will clear the prelims. In any case, currently the best strategy is to start preparing for mains as if you are going to make it. Its likely that you will. If unfortunately you don’t, then you can start preparing strongly for prelims starting January and be in a better situation for mains next year!
I am getting 53 in paper 1 and 74 in paper 2 and my total for both is 127
This is my last attempt due to my age approaching 32 in dec…should i start studying for mains or should i leave
Hi Dr. Chaitanya, the cut-off is based on the Paper 1 alone. Paper 2 is of qualifying nature and everyone must qualify in that paper with a minimum of 33% marks. From your expected scores, it seems that your chances of clearing prelims are very low.
Sir i am getting 106-108 according to different keys…m having sleepless nights over this?what shud i do?
Hi Vipul, we can understand your situation and how it can be so stressful. You are within our range of expected cutoff so there is a good chance you will clear the prelims. In anycase, currently the best strategy is to start preparing for mains as if you are going to make it. Most likely you will. If unfortunately you don’t, then you can start preparing strongly for prelims starting January and be in a better situation for mains next year!
my daughter secured 122 in paper-I as per key provided by various institutions. What are the cut off marks for 2016 for General category
Dear Mr. Reddy, as per the expected cut off prepared by NeoStencil and it’s partner institute, the cut off for General category in paper 1 is 105 ± 4 marks. Therefore your daughter holds a good chance to clear the exam.
All the best!
Paper – 1 -> 15 Marks
Paper – 2 -> 90 Marks
Total = 105 Marks
How does cut-off gets calculated? I am really confused with internet data saying
cutoff = 107 approx [Only & Only by Paper – 1]
33% [Paper – 2]
Please explain it.
only paper 1 consider as merit formation, paper 2 is only qualifying in nature.
Hi sir, my score is 115.44 in OBC category. Please give me some idea about whether I’ll clear the prelims or not. Some are saying they are scoring 125-130 ans some even 140. I’m losing my night’s sleep hearing such marks. Please reply.
Dear Sandy, as per the expected cut off prepared by team NeoStencil in collaboration with the partner institutes, you hold a good chance to clear the exam.
Where is paper 2 answer key 2016?
Hi Digvijay, the key for paper 2 is also uploaded now, please check.
thanks for the explanation/sources
excellent key !
Thank you KB! 🙂
scoring 116….what cud be the cutoff this yr..was paper tough?
I am scoring 95-105 sc cat. Wat are my chances?
Dear Dev, you hold a chance to make it to the Mains exam. All the best!
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